Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Please tell me they're not coming to Israel 

This probably shouldn't surprise me, but Barbie is coming to real life:

Barbie, the doll with an envy-inspiring figure, wardrobe and array of careers, is taking human form for the first time.

Actress Erin Coors will star in Barbie's first stage show: "Barbie Live in Fairytopia," Mattel announced Monday.

The 24-year-old Coors called the role "a girl's dream come true."
And a Dad's nightmare. If this show comes to Israel, it will probably take at least a week just to shampoo the glitter out of the car's upholstery.

The stage show, inspired by last year's direct-to-video "Barbie Fairytopia" film, opens in Columbus, Ohio, on April 1 and will reach 80 American cities over the next two years.

The show combines child-friendly entertainment with elements of a Broadway musical, said Barry Waldo, Mattel's director of entertainment. It features original music and a set decorated with 100 pounds of glitter, he said.
Oh good. I've got at least two years until they finish playing the US. And by then, at 100 pounds a shot, they may already have depleted the global supply of glitter.

As hope goes it ain't much, but it's all I've got.

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